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DICTATOR, civil law. A Magistrate at Rome invested with absolute power. His authority over the lives and fortunes of the citizens was without bounds. His office continued but for six months. Hist. de la Jur. h.t.; Dig. l, 2, 18; Id. 1, 1, 1.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Perhaps the most notorious of all dictators, Adolf Hitler promulgated ideals of the Third Reich through monolithic structures.
'Almost 40 per cent of dictators suffer an election loss.
The complainant reportedly states that, while performing a particular task, Kamal said, "You know what happened to the dictators that ruled the state".
Dictators are a modern phenomenon we all know because of their ruthless pursuit of power, trampling over and often murdering anybody who comes in their way.
The report does not include any mentionLAWS MADE BY DICTATORS NEED TO BE ABOLISHED:The former premier further said that the time has come to decide whether the country will be run on the laws made by dictators or those made by the democratic governments.
Most dictators initially responded with a mixture of repression and concessions.
Kalder started reading the works of dictators around 2011 and somehow managed to finish the requisite reading and complete his own book within the decade.
ISLAMABAD -- Former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has said he has no grievance with PTI but he has grievance with PPP which has supported black law of dictators despite its sacrifices for democracy.
Many dictators came to power on a "popular vote" - they were enthroned by the popular support of their people.
It calls for noting that never in history have dictators viewed themselves as "dictators." Instead, all dictators see themselves as unparalleled leaders who will end up saving their countries and who have only the best interests of their peoples and nations in mind.
Ndigirigi's collection begins in east Africa, with three essays about fictionalized dictators who resemble Somalia's Siyad Barre and Uganda's Idi Amin.
Just like dictators, national heroes are enemies of democracy, justice and equality.